(Accuracy, range, complexity)
|Task fulfilment and content||Delivery and interaction
(fluency, pronunciation, interaction)
|First||Excellent 1st||100||Work of original and exceptional quality. Merits special recognition.
|Exemplary level of grammar and lexical accuracy.
Exemplary use of a wide range of appropriate vocabulary and structures
Complex sentence structures are used effectively throughout
|Task fulfilled beyond expectations.
Exceptionally clear and original response to the task.
Outstanding and original ideas
|Fluent, natural and very engaging delivery and interaction.
Accurate pronunciation and intonation
|94||Exceptional work of the highest quality.
|Outstanding level of grammar and lexical accuracy
Outstandingly wide range of appropriate vocabulary and structures
Complex sentence structures are used effectively
|Task fulfilled to the highest expectations.
Highly clear and original response to the task.
|Fluent, natural and engaging delivery and interaction.
Accurate pronunciation and intonation
|High 1st Upper Mid 1st||88
|Very high quality work.
|Excellent level of grammar and lexical accuracy.
There are some minor errors which don’t affect communication.
Excellent range of appropriate vocabulary and structures
Complex sentence structures are used appropriately
|Task fulfilled fully and appropriately.
Very clear and appropriate response to task with some originality.
|Generally fluent delivery and interaction with occasional short hesitation.
Generally accurate pronunciation and intonation, only occasional mispronunciation.
|Lower Mid 1st Low 1st||78
|Very high quality work
|Generally excellent level of grammar and lexical accuracy.
There are some errors which generally don’t affect communication much.
Generally excellent range of appropriate vocabulary and structures
Generally complex sentence structures are used appropriately
|Task fulfilled fully Clear and appropriate response to task.
|Reasonably fluent and clear delivery and interaction with occasional hesitation.
Generally accurate pronunciation and intonation, only occasional mispronunciation. But it is generally easy to understand.
|Upper Second (2.1)||High 2.1
|High quality work.
Very good performance
|Grammatical accuracy is reasonably consistent. There are some errors, but intended meaning is generally understandable.
Very good range of vocabulary and structures
Some complex sentence structures are used.
|Very good fulfilment of the task.
Most of the main points are addressed and developed in a clear and sufficient manner.
Very good ideas
|Generally maintains some flow of delivery and interaction, but sometimes loses flow by hesitation and repetition. Or the candidate generally speaks a little slowly, but in a reasonably clear manner.
L1 influence on pronunciation and intonation is noticeable, but do not impede communication much.
The candidate may not understand the examiner straightaway.
|Lower Second (2.2)||High 2.2
|There are a noticeable number of errors. Some errors impede meaning in parts
Simple structures are used reasonably correctly, but complex structures are often erroneous.
Range of vocabulary and structures is somewhat limited
Some attempts to use complex structures.
|An adequate fulfilment of the task
Most of the main points are addressed, but some of them are developed in a simple, inappropriate or unclear manner.
|The candidate speaks slowly with pauses and repetition.
L1 influence on pronunciation and intonation is noticeable, and occasionally affect communication.
Occasionally the candidate may not understand the examiner first time.
|Work of limited quality
|Grammatical mistakes are frequent, some of which affect comprehension.
The range of vocab and structures is fairly limited. Over all the candidate tends to use more simple vocab and structures.
Only occasional attempts to use some complex vocab and structures, but attempts are often unsuccessful..
|A limited fulfilment of the task
Many main points are mentioned, but the candidate is unable to develop it in an meaningful and clear manner.
Or some parts may be reasonably expressed, but other parts are omitted or barely mentioned.
|The candidate speaks slowly with frequent long pauses and repetition. L1 influence on pronunciation and intonation is noticeable, and affects communication.
The candidate may have limited understanding of the examiner.
|Fail||High Fail||38||Work does not meet standards required for the level. Evidence of study and demonstrates some knowledge and skills.
|Most sentences contain errors and the number of errors makes comprehension difficult.
Vocabulary and structures used tend to be simple.
|Unsatisfactory fulfilment of the taskResponse is attempted, but unsuccessfully
Some of the main points may be addressed, but in ad inadequate or unclear
|The candidate speaks so slowly that it is hard to maintain interaction.
L1 influence on pronunciation and intonation is noticeable, and frequently impede communication.
The candidate may have difficulty in understand the examiner.
|Fail||32||Work is significantly below the standard required for the level. Some evidence of study and skills acquired, but subject to very serious omissions and errors.
Very unsatisfactory performance
|Vocab and structures are very simple and erroneous. It is difficult to understand even the gist.||An inadequate and unclear fulfilment of the task
Some points are addressed, but they are expressed inadequately and unclearly.
|The candidate is unwilling to speak or speaks with long pauses before most words and it is hard to hold interaction.
The candidate may understand the examiner only partially.
Mispronunciation intonation is frequent and it causes difficulty for the examiner.
|25||Poor quality work well below the standards required for the level.
Wholly unsatisfactory performance
|Low Fail||12||Occasional recognizable words and sentences but they make little sense
Little evidence of grammatical/lexical competence.
Or not enough language to assess
|Failed fulfilment of the task
Most task elements are missing.
|Very little attempt to communicate.
Speech is often unintelligible.
|Zero||Zero||0||Work of no merit OR Absent, work not submitted, penalty in some misconduct cases|